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ACL SATURDAY PREVIEW: Local band creates a sense of community among audience

Life & Arts Editor

October 9, 2012

After 3 full-length albums and an EP, Quiet Company is an Austin-based band that shows no signs of slowing down.  Led by frontman Taylor Muse, the alt-rock band is known for their high enthusiasm in concert.Quiet Company has...

ACL SATURDAY PREVIEW: DJ rises above EDM wannabes

Life & Arts Editor

October 9, 2012

In a world where every 13-year-old with an iPad is a DJ, Bassnectar is a beacon of hope and genius. His music is an experience, not just something to listen to. Bassnectar is San Francisco-based DJ Lorin Ashton who released his first...

Indie British pop band releases second album

Reporter

September 25, 2012

The xx’s sophomore album "Coexist" might lead us to believe they are not as glum as we thought.   The xx is a trio of young adults from the London area who dress in all black. Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Jamie Smith wrote their f...

Rising rock band gains new following

Reporter

September 25, 2012

Scott Terry is the leading man of Red Wanting Blue, a band from Ohio that recently gained fame with its new album, "From the Vanishing Point." Terry spoke to Hilltop Views recently about their latest album and their recent appea...

South Korean rapper PSY entertains America Gangnam Style

Life & Arts Editor

September 18, 2012

The world, or at least the United States, was unprepared when South Korean rapper PSY unleashed “Gangnam Style” on the world. Published on Youtube on July 15, PSY’s music video for his hit single “Gangnam Style” has ...

Alumnus Matt Hines speaks on ACL, success and St. Ed’s

Life & Arts Editor

September 10, 2012

The Eastern Sea, who played at this year’s Hillfest is not only a local favorite.  The band, led by St. Edward’s graduate Matthew Hines, has become a national indie music phenomenon and will be performing  at the Austin City ...

Bassnectar at the Dell stage.

Video: ACL Wrap-up

October 4, 2009

Review: Brand New

Holly Aker

September 29, 2009

Brand New is like a continuously developing butterfly. The band hit the scene in 2001 as a mere larva with the punk-pop album "Your Favorite Weapon." Then with 2003's "Deja Entendu," Brand New hatched into a caterpillar that bega...

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